A $500m loan from a Beijing government-owned bank is a security risk, says national security expert

Moves to refinance the Port of Darwin by Chinese company Landbridge raise further concerns about the wisdom of the 99-year lease struck between the company and the NT government, a national security expert has said.

On Wednesday Fairfax reported Landbridge was seeking a loan of up to $500m from the Chinese government-owned Export-Import bank (Exim), and was putting up the port as security.

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